Margaret Janette Johnson

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21 Gorgeous Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Chase the light around the world and see photos of cities and landscapes covered in golden hour hues.<p>Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.<p>Light changes a place—from a golden sunrise blanketing the towering spires of Myanmar to a warm pink sunset following hikers to a mountain …

Travel Photography

Finding Perspective In The Heat Of Hawaii's Volcanic Explosions

The volcanic eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island are putting on quite a show, making for stunning and devastating images. Rivers of molten rock flow into the ocean, toxic gas spews into the air and plumes of ash push upward. Since May 3, Kilauea's eruptions have destroyed dozens of buildings and …

Geology

Cherry blossoms reach their peak in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a Washington tradition that isn't subject to partisan bickering or a lobbyist's best efforts to influence.<p>The blooming of the US capital's cherry blossoms reached its peak on April 5, two days later than the average peak bloom date.<p>Peak bloom is defined as the day when 70% of the …

Cherry Blossom

Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden in Bloom: Pictures

Pakistan

The 10 Best Perennials to Plant This Spring (According to the Experts)

<i>This is the year,</i> guys—the year we get that gorgeous garden growing and become our cut bouquet-cultivating true selves. Since we need a little help …

Plants

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Documentary: The Most Surprising Revelations

The monarch shares new details about the 1953 ceremony in a documentary airing Sunday.<p>To celebrate the 65th anniversary of her coronation, <b>Queen Elizabeth</b> gives a rare interview about the tradition-steeped ceremony that formally launched her reign in <i>The Coronation</i>, a documentary debuting Sunday …

Notable Lives They Lived: Pictures

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

Winter Olympics

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

Music

My Life at a Russian Propaganda Network

I thought they’d let me be a real journalist at Sputnik news. I was wrong.<p>“What would you do if we asked you to write something that wasn’t true?”<p>I was sitting in a 10th-floor conference room in the K Street offices of “RIA Global,” otherwise known as the Washington, D.C., bureau of the …

Russia

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

History is littered with the shattered remains of toppled statues, and more are toppling now in the American South.<p>A violent rally this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., centered in part on the city’s plan to relocate a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A memorial to Confederate soldiers …

Afghanistan's Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban

A young, liberal elite has emerged in Kabul, including many women. It is taking a stand against the Taliban's atrocities in the form of political and …

What you missed around the world during the Mooch saga

The departures of Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci from the White House that bookended the weekend sucked up most of the media's attention. …

North Korea

The Latest: Trump calls Mueller probe an 'attack' on US

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on investigations into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign (all times local):<p>6:25 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into election meddling "an attack on our country" during a White House meeting with top …

Trump intends to sign Russia sanctions bill, White House says

President Trump intends to sign a new package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea that the Senate approved this week, the White House said Friday in a statement.<p>The legislation bars Trump from easing or waiving the penalties on Russia unless Congress agrees. In its statement, the …

White House: Trump to sign Russia sanctions bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of Russia sanctions legislation and plans to sign it, the White House announced Friday night.<p>Trump read early drafts of the bill, negotiated elements of it and "based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and …

Galaxy Note 8 in Black, Gold and Blue leak ahead of official unveiling

Samsung is scheduled to unveil its next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 23rd, however, reputable device leaker Evan Blass has revealed its design …

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

Industry experts swear by them<p>The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are …

The massive volcano that scientists can't find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.<p>It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish …

Geology

A Cold War Summit Offers Lessons for Trump Before Putin Meeting

A new president inexperienced in the intricacies of superpower politics meets his Russian rival for the first time. There are disputes over Crimea, nuclear weapons and completely different conceptions of an acceptable status quo as Washington and Moscow vie for global influence. The Americans …

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a travelling exhibition of photographer Joel Sartore’s quest to create a photo archive of biodiversity around the world. So far, Sartore has captured studio portraits of more than 6,000 species – a number that he hopes to double.<p>On 1 July, the ark will open at …

Wildlife

Ten benefits of vitamin E oil

Vitamin E is not a single vitamin, but rather a group of fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant effects.<p>Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are …

Skin Care

'Game of Thrones': Emilia Clarke, the Queen of Dragons, Tells All

On a recent Monday afternoon, the queen was taking her tea. "Could I just be more English than sense itself and get an Earl Grey?" asks Emilia Clarke …

How Trump Made Justin Trudeau a Global Superstar

After one year, Canada’s charismatic young prime minister was struggling. Then Trump was elected.<p>The last time a Canadian prime minister got this much attention, his last name was Trudeau.<p>It was the late 1960s, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the hip 48-year-old law professor-turned-Liberal Party …

Canada

Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

There aren't many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas.<p>In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand …

Books

Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

LONDON — The doorbell woke Yassin Adam just before 1 a.m. A neighbor was frantically alerting others on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower about a fire in his apartment. “My fridge blew up,” the man shouted.<p>Residents of Grenfell Tower had complained for years that the 24-story public housing block …

Grenfell Tower

Kindness is contagious in Canada

Solomon Hailemariam survived his first real winter with a little help from a whole lot of locals<p><i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>The weather in Canada was unfamiliar to me. I came to Toronto from …

Swans Migrate to Swan Lake in China: Pictures